The weekly food shopping adventure at the Westfield Stop-n-Shop where you had better double check your grocery list and make sure that you actually have it on your person when you get to Stop-n-Shop twenty minutes later down the mountain. The family food list was fairly straight forward; the usual need for vegetables, bananas, garlic, cereal, navel oranges, cheese & spinach ravioli and tortellini. The baby girl gave me her own list, primarily all ingredients for homemade whoopie pies. There are quite a bit of ingredients in a whoopie pie. I forget where the whoopie pie originate from, it could be somewhere in the Pennsylvania/Ohio area, I’m not sure. I had never had one until the day that my daughter decided to make them herself. She made them with a red velvet recipe and it was delicious, essentially it’s a cake sandwich with a cream cheese filling. The red velvet component is chocolate cake with red food coloring and the cakes are two round discs with the diameter of 3 inches. Tomorrow, we are going to be in for a treat, each time my daughter bakes she gets better and better and I’m sure that her whoopie pies are going to be a big hit.
On the serious food part of the equation, my hubby picked up a few breasts of duck. You can never go wrong with duck; if you can cook a steak then you can cook a breast of duck and that goes for the doneness as well. If you like your steak rare, you will love your duck rare, same goes for medium. Whether you like your steak with a sauce such as bordelaise, the red wine sauce or béarnaise sauce, you’ll like your duck prepared the same way. At the produce section, I had a desire for broccoli rabe which I love with garlic, red pepper flake and Parmesan cheese.
There is something comforting about refilling the pantry and freezer, no matter how your week progresses you feel more secure knowing that your family and yourself are well provided for in terms of food.